Win a Family 4 pack to Enchant Christmas!

Enter to win the opportunity to attend the BIGGEST (and brightest) holiday premiere in North Texas this season!

Event details:

Your world of Christmas wonder awaits at the U.S. debut and VIP premiere of Enchant Christmas Light Maze & Market. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights and brilliantly lit sculptures, you and your family will be the first to navigate through the world’s largest light maze, visit Ole Saint Nick in his one-of-a-kind golden palace, glide around the ice-skating pond, waltz through The Enchant Christmas Market (including Texas Christkindl Market Lane), and toast our opening of with hot cocoa and holiday treats. You’ll find enchantment around every corner! Preview only event is on Tuesday, November 21, 7-9PM, you can’t buy tickets this event, so it’s super special and I’m giving away a family 4 pack!

Winner will see Enchant before anyone else! Family 4-pack; no extra tickets are available for purchase. Just a reminder…this is an outdoor event, so if you win make sure to dress accordingly. This is a rain or shine event with complementary parking. (Lot F at Globe Life Park in Arlington)

To enter just follow the steps below!

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Disney•Pixar’s COCO – New Trailer and Pan de Muerto & Hot Chocolate Recipe

With Disney•Pixar’s COCO opening in theatres this Thanksgiving (November 22nd), I wanted to send around a brand share with you guys the new trailer for the film as well as a recipe for delicious pan de muerto and chocolate.

COCO Trailer:
About COCO:

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

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Visit the official COCO website here: http://movies.disney.com/coco

COCO opens in theatres everywhere on November 22nd!


Meet chef Anthony Lamas

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Chef Lamas is coming to Austin on November 11th at 2 pm for a free Macy’s Culinary Council cooking event. I’m going to be at Macy’s Domain to meet him, and you can too!

I am so excited to meet Chef Anthony Lamas! I’ve heard so much about him and as a Latina the whole concept of him reinventing recipes intrigues me. Also, I’m a sucker for a good ceviche!

Join me! Use the link below to RSVP for this free event and receive at $10 Macy’s gift card (while supplies last). Hurry, because seating is limited. Oh, did I mention there will be plenty of food and drinks to enjoy too? Yeah, I am SO there! Also, with any purchase of $35 or more in the Home department, receive a special gift and a copy of Chef Lamas’ cookbook Southern Heat which he will sign for you. (Limited amount available so make sure to RSVP and get there early) RSVP HERE.

Chef Anthony Lamas

Chef Lamas is now a celebrated master chef and owner of acclaimed Seviche restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, recognized globally for its Nuevo Latino style. He is a highly-awarded chef who has cooked at the James Beard House five times (this is akin to competing in the Chef Olympics).

Leap! for FOOTLOOSE!

I’ve partnered with Bloggin’ Mamas for this social good campaign. I may receive movie-related promotional items or experiences; but all opinions expressed are my own and no monetary compensation was received.

In support of the home entertainment release of the heartwarming animated family adventure, Leap!, Lionsgate has partnered with the non-profit organization, FOOTLOOSE, to gather donations of new and gently used dance shoes to help aspiring dancers in need. On November 16th, from 6p-8p PST, Lionsgate will be hosting an event in which they will be presenting FOOTLOOSE with the shoe donations. I wanted to help support this social good project, by encouraging donations from my readers. If you have new or gently used dance shoes you are willing to donate, you’ll find the address to send them to below. You can also follow along the donation event on social media via #LeapMovie and #LeapForFootloose

This cause is dear to my heart as I’m a little dancer mom, K has been dancing for a few years now and the thought of other small children not being able to fulfill their dreams because of economic hardship breaks my heart!

Donations to FOOTLOOSE can be sent prior to November 16 to the address below:

Address For Donations

Leap Donations

c/o Lionsgate

5055 Wilshire Blvd Suite 840

Los Angeles, CA 90036

About Leap!

Featuring all-star voice talent led by Elle Fanning (Maleficent), alongside Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) and Maddie Ziegler (The Book of Henry), with Mel Brooks (Spaceballs), featuring Carly Rae Jepsen (singer-songwriter of the hit song “Call Me Maybe”) and Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”), Leap! is a colorful and imaginative story about an orphan girl who is determined to follow her dream of becoming a ballerina. Filled with irresistible original music, Leap! features the hit track “Cut to the Feeling.”

Eleven-year-old orphan Félicie (Fanning) has one dream — to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend, Victor (Wolff), an imaginative, exuberant boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own — to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But there’s a catch: Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut (Ziegler). Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Jepsen), who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars.

Leap! will be available on Digital November 7 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand November 21.

Get Social with Leap!

Facebook- facebook.com/LeapMovieOfficial/;

Twitter- twitter.com/LeapTheMovie;

Website- lionsgateathome.com/leap;

About FOOTLOOSE

FOOTLOOSE is a non-profit charitable organization that collects new and gently used dance shoes to donate to less fortunate aspiring dancers. FOOTLOOSE donates shoes to a variety of organizations. For more information to donate or receive shoes, visit http://www.footloosemission.com/;.

FOOTLOOSE was founded by Becca Duberman, a dancer and philanthropist, in 2010. Becca’s passion for dance and her compassion for children led to the creation of FOOTLOOSE. Like its movie namesake, FOOTLOOSE, the story of overcoming restrictions to dance, connects donors to needy recipients.

Get Social with FOOTLOOSE

Facebook- facebook.com/FootlooseMssn/;

Twitter- twitter.com/FootlooseMssn;

Instagram- instagram.com/footloosemssn/;

Donate soon, so the shoes arrive in time for the event & and don’t forget to check out Leap! onDigital November 7 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand November 21.

Check your car seats before your next road trip

Planning a road trip for the holidays? If you are anything like me there’s an array of things you need to do to get ready. Checking weather to make sure you pack all the right clothes, PACK! Let’s face it, most moms end up packing for everyone in the family! But even when you have checked everything there’s some incredibly important things you might not think of right away but that definitely need to be on your list of things to do before you head out.

How many times have you checked your kiddos car seats after they were first installed? You know when you were clueless and wobbled while 8 or 9 months pregnant to the fire station to get a fireman to install and check your car seat before you brought your baby home? Perhaps that’s just me! Well, it’s important you get your car seats checked especially if you plan on being in the car for a long time. It’s impossible to predict all conditions and highways can be pretty dangerous.

Enter Cars.com. They offer an array of installation tips for almost every single car!  Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. All you have to do is search for your car HERE, and you’ll get lots of tips and instructions on how many and what kind of car seats you can fit into your specific vehicle. How neat is that?!

Is this something you think you would use? Did I mention is 100% free? So waht are you waiting for?

*** This was a sponsored post. I received the products of services for free and/or compensation. All opinions are my own. 

 


Kendra Scott Halloween codes!

Every year Kendra Scott releases Halloween Codes so you can get lots of treats! I did the work for you so you can just shop and enjoy!

Buy one, get the second item 30% off

WITH CODE SPOOKY

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$100 off one Fine Jewelry piece

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AIP Pumpkin Spice Scones & Maple glaze

Following AIP can be difficult, especially during the holidays. There’s so much temptation and yummy things everywhere but are they worth the tummyache? Or all the crazy, super serious symptoms that might come with falling off the AIP wagon. So on my search for yummy recipes that won’t make me sick for a week, I did some trial and error with my favorite scone recipe, and to my surprise these came out delicious!!!!

Pumpkin Scones & Maple Glaze

• 2 cups tapioca flour
• 1/2 cup coconut sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
• 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
• 1/4 teaspoon allspice
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
• 1/2 cup coconut manna, chilled
• 1/3 cup coconut milk
• 1/2 cup pumpkin puree,make sure it’s 100% pumpkin or make your own

GLAZE:
• 1 cup tapioca starch
• 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
• 8 tablespoons coconut milk
• 1 tablespoon maple syrup

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. For the scones, in a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, spices, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Toss the cold coconut mana pieces in with the flour mixture and cut in the butter with a pastry blender, two knives, or your fingers (careful not to melt it with the heat from your fingers) until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. In a separate bowl, mix together the coconut milk and pumpkin. Add the wet mixture to the dry flour mixture and mix until the dough just barely comes together. If the mixture is too crumbly to come together, add 1-2 tablespoons more coconut milk. Don’t overwork the dough or the scones will be tough and dry.
3. Transfer the dough to a very lightly floured surface and knead gently 3-4 times. Pat the dough into a thick circle, about 1 1/2-inches thick. Cut into six or eight pie-shaped wedges. Transfer the scones to a parchment- or silpat-lined baking sheet, placing about 2 inches apart. Bake for 18-20 minutes, just until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Don’t overbake.
4. While the scones are baking, mix together the ingredients for the glaze. When the scones come out of the oven, transfer them to a cooling rack set over a baking sheet or waxed/parchment paper. Drizzle the hot scones with the glaze. Serve warm or at room temperature.

If you have any leftovers, which doesn’t happen in our house. Make sure to store them in an airtight container like this one:


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Disney•Pixar’s COCO – New Clip & Featuret te_Now_Available!!!

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

Check out the preview here:

Like COCO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixarCoco

Follow COCO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pixarcoco

Follow COCO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pixarcoco/

Visit the official COCO website here: http://movies.disney.com/coco

COCO opens in theatres everywhere on November 22nd!


Getting your trash cans sparkling clean with Mean Green!

As you guys know, I am a Mean Green Ambassador, which means I get to share with ya’ll updates, new product releases, and information about these awesome products. And this time I get to share with you guys all the ways you can use Mean Green products outside of your home.

SUPER STRENGTH 

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  • PROVEN TO CLEAN BETTER THAN OTHER BRANDS
  • MULTI-SURFACE CLEANER FOR INSIDE & OUT
  • CONCENTRATED FORMULA

Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser is a powerful, multi-purpose cleaner and degreaser that can get grease out and eliminate grime from most surfaces. From fabric to concrete, Mean Green has been a trusted brand for more than 20 years. It is used to clean just about everything, inside and outside the home, business, garage, restaurant, work or hobby shop.

I cleaned our trash cans and I am fascinated with the results! I don’t know about you guys but our trash cans get super grimy and gross fast! Especially after it rains!

A job that usually takes a gazillion disinfectant wipes or lots of scrubbing, took only a couple spritz of Super Strength and a quick wipe. I didn’t have to scrub or kill myself getting any of the yunk off.

Here’s how they looked before:

Here are our results:

Doesn’t it look great! I’m loving how bright and clean it looks!

Check out this House graphic to see how versatile the Mean Green products are: MeanGreenHouse-withcopy (1)

To learn more about Mean Green and to find a retailer near you make sure to check out their website